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"Rocky" the bobcat keeps running away from his New Jersey home, prompting concern from neighbors.. (Photo: CBS 2)

Pet Bobcat Repeatedly On The Lam Becomes The Talk Of Manahawkin, N.J.

A New Jersey homeowner has landed in court because she can’t seem to keep her pet bobcat corralled. It seems the frisky feline likes to roam, leaving neighbors nervous.

09/17/2014

These two dogs were found abandoned in Eastside Park in Paterson, N.J. on Monday, Aug. 25. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Malnourished Dogs Found Abandoned In Paterson, N.J.

There was hope Monday night for two malnourished dogs found abandoned in a park in Paterson, New Jersey.

08/25/2014

Officials say there has been a rise in rabies cases in Middletown, NJ. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Animal Control Officers Concerned By Spike In Rabies Cases

An alarming spike in rabies has caused concern in part of New Jersey and officials want to get the word out.

08/06/2014

Susan Darrah snapped the shot of the deer with an arrow through its head, triggering a search effort. 
(credit: top - Susan Darrah/bottom - Handout)

Deer With Arrow Lodged In Head Rescued

The arrow missed all major organs and arteries, traveling through a nasal cavity. The puncture wounds weren’t infected, and the deer was treated with preventative antibiotics.

11/11/2013

Deer With Arrow Through Head

New Jersey Farmer Hopes To Save Deer With Arrow Lodged In Head

A deer has been spotted wandering in Morris County, N.J. with a hunter’s arrow in its head, residents hoped the injured animal could be found in time to save its life.

11/05/2013

Dozens of animals were rescued from a house occupied by an apparent hoarder, after it caught fire on Saturday. (Credit Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Dozens Of Animals Saved From Fire At Staten Island Home

Officials say the owner of the single-family home was a hoarder who collected animals as well as trash. Some of the animals were kept in a yard next to the house.

08/24/2013

Passaic house, where a pit bull attacked an 82-year-old old woman (Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

82-Year-Old Woman Bitten, Injured By Pit Bull In Passaic, N.J.

A pit bull will be put down, after he bit and injured an 82-year-old woman in Passaic, N.J.

08/06/2013

Lakewood Township Fox Attack

Lakewood Township, N.J. Residents Concerned After Fox Attack

Police in Lakewood Township, N.J., were on alert Monday after a fox attacked a child.

07/29/2013

This is one of the images recovered by Rick George from a keepsake box washed up along the Conn. coast after Superstorm Sandy. (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Man Finds Box Of Photos Washed Up On Shore After Sandy

Rick George has been trying to find the person the photos belong to for more than week now.

11/14/2012

Dix Hills dog attacks

Pack Of Ferocious Wild Dogs Menacing Suffolk County Community

There’s a scary situation taking place in one Long Island neighborhood. A pack of wild dogs is on the loose, engaging in some particularly vicious attacks.

09/07/2011

A black bear caused a scare in East Brunswick, roaming neighborhoods and climbing a tree. It was tranquilized and captured by authorities. (Credit: CBS 2)

Black Bear Captured By Wildlife Officials After Roaming Through East Brunswick

There was another bear scare in New Jersey Wednesday, and this time, the unwelcome beast was brought down with the help of a tranquilizer dart.

07/06/2011

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Recent Rabies Cases Have Westchester County Residents On Edge

Four confirmed cases of rabies in Westchester County have led to a warning for parents and pet owners. A series of close encounters with rabid animals has suburbanites shaken.

06/14/2011

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Abandoned Dogs Saved From Heat In Paterson Home

Authorities have rescued a pit bull mix and her five 2-week-old pups from a stifling derelict house in northern New Jersey.

06/09/2011

Oakland, N.J., basement coyote

N.J. Family Wakes Up To Find Pregnant Coyote In Basement

When Ken Dunwald first saw his smashed basement window, he had no idea he wasn’t alone. Upon going downstairs and opening his basement door, he nearly stepped on something wild and furry.

04/03/2011

Wild turkey

Southern NJ Police Shoot Wild Turkey ‘Wreaking Havoc’ On Traffic

Stafford Township animal control officer Michael Melchionne said in a published report that the bird has been in the township for months.

04/01/2011

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